ABWA Official Website – Ayatollah Ramazani, Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, who is in Georgia to visit Shiites and Shia places, visited the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly of Georgia in the city of Marneuli on Thursday morning, January 19, 2023.
During this meeting, Haj Rasem Mohammadev, the representative of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly of and the head of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly of Georgia, presented a report on the 2-year activities of this center in various fields of culture, education, media, propagation, pilgrimage, etc. in a video clip.
Then, Ayatollah Ramazani, while expressing his gratitude and appreciation for the valuable activities of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) Assembly of Georgia, stated, “Areas like here are more blessed by God and Imam Mahdi (a.s.). Because purity and intimacy, which is very important, is visible here with the grace of God. In a gathering where the name of Imam Ali (a.s.) is mentioned, divine angels are also present. Therefore, the fact that today, with the grace of God, you are propagating the AhlulBayt (a.s.) teachings in these areas, which have been under the control of the Soviet communist system for more than 70 years, shows the grace and care of God.”
Further in the meeting, the members of the Supreme Council of Women’s Union of Lady Zaynab (a.s.) met with Ayatollah Ramazani and reported on their activities.
In this meeting, Ayatollah Ramazani underlined the importance of forming organizations and staff work and stated, “The city of Marneuli has this capacity and you can engage in religious activities in organized manner. You need to work more organized and have strong organization and centrality. A central organization should be established for each city, province and even at the national level. Most importantly, considering the tensions in the South Caucasus region, Georgia can be the base and headquarters of the affairs of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) followers. To achieve this, a detailed statute and regulation must be drafted that specifies the tsks and responsibilities. Based on the very strategy, it is possible to plan and get output for the next 10 years.”
Further, referring to the importance of staff training, the Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly said, “There is a need to train teachers and educators in different levels and subjects, including teaching, research, holding Quranic classes, etc. Another important point is to create and establish communication networks with the audience. In this regard, the use of new capacities and platforms and specialized informing tailored to the audience should be considered. We should all be aware that today the western culture seeks to destroy the family and respect for women in human societies. We must be careful about this propaganda. Georgia is seeking membership in the European Union. Therefore, the country may be forced to follow the principles of Western liberalism in various fields, especially women. Emphasizing feminism and strengthening it is an influential factor in the destruction of the family and its traditional function. We have to be especially vigilant about this.”
Then, referring to the importance of elite youth, Ayatollah Ramazani added, “One of the basic measures that the Supreme Council of Women’s Union can take is to identify elite young women and girls, and organize specialized training courses to strengthen their talents and capacities. For instance, some elite women can be periodically sent to Iran to participate in courses at Al-Mustafa (p.b.u.h) International University or the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.”
At the end, Ayatollah Ramazani spoke about unity and coexistence in the Georgian society and advised the Women’s Union to hold a series of meetings with the community of Sunni women, and even the Christian women, in order to strengthen these good relations and peaceful unity and introduce the AhlulBayt (a.s.) teachings to them.
At the end of this ceremony, Ayatollah Ramazani performed noon prayer in the of Imam Hussain (a.s.) mosque with a large number of AhlulBayt (a.s.) followers. /345/